Love this bed. I found the Cassidy plan and immediately fell in love with the decorative detail of the headboard. It wasn't until I was in the process of buying the wood that I decided to go in a different direction and use wood from my giant scrap piles to create the headboard instead of the wood shims. I followed the plan with a few minor modifications to work with our existing metal frame as opposed to building the one in the plan.
The basic headboard and footboard went together in one day, but creating the design with the scrap wood for the headboard took an entire Saturday. It was time consuming cutting pieces to fit and then staining each individual piece.
I marked this as a week long project because it does take several days to stain everything and then poly it. Most of that is wait time not actual building time.